Rigby Wason

  • Traction and Rolling Stock Engineer
  • UK
  • 03 Mar, 2021
Remote Jobs, Freelance / Contract Mechanical Engineering

Personal Summary

Significant project management experience specialising in new fleet introduction and systems integration, as well as refurbishment and fleet improvements.

Extensive experience of fleet and depot management including reliability and process improvement.

International experience in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Korea and United Arab Emirates.

Work Experience

Technical Director / Engineering Manager
DartRail Consulting Ltd

Technical Director of a new railway consultancy specialising in all aspects of rolling stock and associated systems engineering.

United Arab Emirates: Technical Advisor (Regulation)
Dubai transport authority

Carrying out Certification and Regulation activities for the Safety Regulation Authority (SRA) for the Dubai transport authority. The role includes:

  • Providing safety regulation on the rail transport systems in Dubai, using the RM3 model for assessments.

  • Reviewing and assessing applications for safety certification, for both asset owners and operators.

  • Carrying out safety inspections on Dubai’s metro, tram, monorail and airport people movers.

Principal Consultant
Jacobs (formerly CH2M and Halcrow)

Providing technical and project management support for a fleet of new trains for the Merseyrail network.

Principal Consultant
Jacobs (formerly CH2M and Halcrow)

Malaysia: Ampang Line Extension – Rolling Stock Manager

Acting as the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for a fleet of new CBTC controlled LRV’s for the Ampang Line Extension Project in Kuala Lumpur. The role involved:

  • providing advice on LRV certification to the Malaysian regulator, SPAD, and producing a Roadmap to certification

  • monitoring compliance to the specification and international standards throughout the design, build and testing phases

  • providing documentary evidence to SPAD for the safety certification of the trains and systems

  • monitoring of the various Hazard Logs

  • witnessing and approving factory acceptance tests and LRV and systems type tests

  • ensuring the system integration for all of the LRV interfaces and in particular the CBTC

  • manufacturing support including the supervision of an on-site surveillance team based in the contractor’s factory in China.

  • making recommendations for Contract Variations from both a technical and commercial perspective.

  • advising the client on technical issues including design reviews, test procedures and test results.

  • providing technical advice for a new purpose built depot being built to service, maintain and overhaul the new fleet. This also included identifying and managing the train to depot interfaces

Principal Consultant
Jacobs (formerly CH2M and Halcrow)

Malaysia: KLJ line Rolling Stock mid-life refurbishment and overhaul.
Acting as Consulting Engineer (CE) for the Midlife Refurbishment, Rectification, Overhaul, Coupling and other Related Works of the Existing 2-Car Trains for Kelana Jaya line. Involved project support including design reviews, compliance verification and technical advice.


BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.
Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Preferred Industry / industries


Professional Memberships (e.g. Engineers Australia, Engineering NZ) and Technical Societies

Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

Membership Type (e.g. Member, Chartered Engineer, Fellow)

Chartered Engineer (CEng)